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Corruption wafts into the Situation Room

<i>Jim Hoagland is a Post contributing editor.</i><p><i>The Situation Room “is the inner sanctum within an already-secure facility where the most sensitive of the most sensitive information is discussed.”</i><p>— Ned Price, former spokesman, National Security Council<p>Precisely.<p>In responding to a question from The Post, …

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Trump's presidential reality show

In private conversations with President Trump before his first Omarosa eruption, advisers counseled him to hold his tongue.<p><b>What we're hearing:</b> …

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Trump Called Omarosa a "Dog," and Pete Souza Had a Perfect, Scalding Response

Donald Trump, if you play with fire, you are going to get burned . . . by Pete Souza. The former White House photographer has a whole archive of Obama photos he uses as his own personal set of matches. Following Trump's Aug. 14 tweet calling former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman a "dog," …

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The unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East

An Arab diplomat recently chided an American audience for speculating about what “the new Middle East” may look like. Open your eyes, he said: The new Middle East is already here.<p>And, personally, I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once …

Middle East

The First Somali-American State Lawmaker In The US Is On Her Way To Making History Again

Via Facebook<p>MINNEAPOLIS — The United States' first Somali American state lawmaker — elected on the same night Donald Trump became president in 2016 — …

U.S. Congress

Impeachment of entire West Virginia Supreme Court draws cry of 'partisan witch hunt'

Allen Loughry, a justice on the West Virginia state Supreme Court, literally wrote the book on political corruption. "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide," published 12 years ago, takes aim at the "sordid" culture of grift and graft in his home state.<p>But this week, in an ironic coda …

House Judiciary Committee

Trump duped or worse in fundraiser speech to fake veterans group

Manafort trial exposes corrupt workings of Trump transition<p>26:08<p>Kobach's GOP opponent surrenders (to the delight of Democrats)<p>02:07<p>Gates may have …

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She served in the Army for more than 4 years and now, she could be deported

In spring 2015, Army Spec. Yea Ji Sea was stationed with the U.S. military in South Korea where she worked as a pharmacy tech, spending some of her time off translating for seriously ill soldiers at local hospitals.<p>She was working toward her dream of becoming an Army doctor and researching Lou …

Immigration

What Happens If a Tape Surfaces of Trump Using the N-Word? Nothing Good.

I hope there isn’t a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word in a manner that’s clearly meant to be offensive, bigoted, and derogatory.<p>We’ve now …

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Why Paul Manafort isn't wearing socks

<b>Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) —</b> In a trial that's featured talk of hundreds of thousands of dollars in clothing, including a $15,000 ostrich jacket and an $18,000 python jacket, the latest sartorial question for court-watchers is: Where are Paul Manafort's socks?<p>During his 11 days at the United States …

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Seething Trump Called Donald Jr. ‘A F**kup’ For Releasing Emails Of Meeting With Russian Lawyer, Book Claims

Omarosa Manigault's new book sheds a damning light on White House's internal dynamics under Trump.<p>Donald Trump called his firstborn “a f**kup” after …

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Trump staffers reportedly 'absolutely terrified' of Omarosa tapes

Omarosa: Trump knew about Clinton emails before Wikileaks release<p>03:34<p>Trump staffers reportedly 'absolutely terrified' of Omarosa tapes<p>11:01<p>Mueller's …

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GOP Candidate Melissa Howard, Who Admitted to Lying About Her Degree, Finally Drops Out of Race

The Republican candidate for the Florida House gave up her bid one day after admitting to lying about having a college degree.<p>A Republican candidate …

Florida

Russia exerts growing clout in Middle East as it begins patrols in Golan Heights

Russian military police have begun patrolling the demilitarised zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, highlighting Moscow's increasing clout as a Middle Eastern power broker following its intervention in the civil war there.<p>“The Russian military police are pioneers in renewing patrols …

Middle East

'You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill?': Omarosa claims Trump slammed the idea of replacing Andrew Jackson's face with Harriet Tubman's

Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book that President Donald Trump balked at the idea of putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.<p>In "Unhinged," Manigault Newman describes the deliberation over a new figure on the twenty-dollar bill. She wrote that …

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A reporter confronted Sarah Sanders about Trump’s habit of insulting black people on Twitter

Sarah Sanders says Trump is an “equal opportunity” insulter, but his attacks against black people stand out from the crowd.<p>During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if President Trump was “singling out” black people and others because of their race …

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Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet

Twitter has cut off Alex Jones from key functions of his account after the founder and star of conspiracy site Infowars violated another Twitter policy.<p>Jones' account has been placed in a read-only mode for seven days, Twitter confirmed Tuesday, meaning he can still browse Twitter posts, but he …

Internet

Trump Is in Such Deep Sh*t, Omarosa Is Almost a Relief

Yeah, those two deserve each other, but don’t get too distracted. The real action is in Paul Manafort’s courtroom and on the November ballots.<p>In …

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Katrina Pierson's explanations of the alleged 'n-word' tape make no sense

<b>(CNN) —</b> Start here: For months -- years, really -- there have been rumors of outtakes from "The Apprentice" or "The Celebrity Apprentice" in which now-President Donald Trump can be heard uttering a racial slur about African-Americans.<p>That controversy has been re-stirred by none other than former …

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Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle.<p>In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault …

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Democrats have a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, poll finds

WASHINGTON – Capitalism, Democrats just aren't that into you.<p>According to a Gallup poll published Monday, a majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent of them feel good about socialism. More than 70 percent of Republicans, on the other hand, see …

Middle-class

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.<p>Manigault …

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Trump administration misled public on poverty

<b>World Bulletin / News Desk</b><p>The U.S. administration misled the public in a report about poverty in the U.S., according to a new report.<p>State Department …

Human Rights

Vladimir Putin’s goal was to destabilize the United States. He’s succeeding.

There has been plenty of fighting over exactly what Vladimir Putin's goal was in interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The intelligence community has concluded he favored Donald Trump, but Trump has publicly cast doubt on this, and members of his administration have regularly sought to obscure …

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Adult President Throws Tantrum Following Mild Criticism From Black Men

In the middle of the night last night, Donald Trump, our 72-year-old president, tweeted out some insults for CNN anchor Don Lemon and NBA great …

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Why Hasn't Trump Visited a War Zone?

As another sticky August — the most reliable swamp drainer of all — hits the capital, expect President Trump to decamp for an extended vacation to …

National Security

Ohio Congressman says the President always finds a black or brown person to call dumb

David Gura<p>Race and Politics Writer: "President Trump is using racism as his sword and shield”<p>09:20<p>Congressman accuses Pres. Trump of Race-Baiting<p>01:21<p>…

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Barack Obama's Net Worth Is $40 Million — Here's How His Family Spends Their Money

<i>This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Former President Barack Obama is a busy guy.<p>From speaking at events around the world to …

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North Korea's nuclear programme has not been halted, says UN

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes and is violating United Nations sanctions, UN experts have said in a report.<p>A summary of the report, which was sent to the security council on Friday night and obtained by the Associated Press, said North Korea was also violating …

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